Graceful Grasses Fireworks Pennisetum Grass

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The first variegated purple Fountain Grass from Proven Winners® Graceful Grasses®! Fireworks Pennisetum Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks') is the first Purple Fountain Grass that is more than just purple. 'Fireworks' breaks color barriers with a deep maroon-purple center vein flanked by hot pink margins. The effect is a shockingly bright color in your garden from a typically simple grass.

Sometimes known as Red Fountain Grass, Fireworks bring deep beautiful colors wherever you plant them, even in containers! It holds its color all season long, even deep into the fall. In late summer it will shoot up soft, fluffy 'foxtails' blooms that will add even greater interest. The seedheads remain for winter interest, rounding out all four seasons with unique interest.

Growing just 2-3 feet in height when in bloom, and spreading just 24 inches wide, this cool-season ornamental perennial grass lives up to its name and creates a mounding, arching cascading form. This perennial ornamental grass thrives throughout USDA growing zones 9-10 and is wonderfully easy for any level of gardener to grow!

Planting and Application:

Use this fine-textured and colorful Fountain Grass to add texture and dimension to your perennial beds and borders! It looks great with prairie-style companions like Coreopsis or Rudbeckia come to mind! Or in modern gardens where it makes an unforgettable statement planted in masses!

The size of this ornamental grass makes it ideal for containers and small-space gardening applications! Light up the sun garden with a focal point pop of color, or use Graceful Grasses® Fireworks in specimen groupings of these amazing grasses. Light up the rock garden, and add graceful flowing texture to mailbox plantings and around the sunny patio in the ground or a planter. Northern growers can use Pennisetum as high-impact annual accents in their outdoor porch containers in the sun for seasonal bursts of color!

  • Outstanding Variegated Foliage - Green, Red & Purples
  • Fountain-Like Space-Saving Size
  • Fluffy Foxtail Flowers in Late Summer
  • Easy-To-Grow Cool-Season Grass
  • Specimen Plantings, Groupings, Containers & Xeric Borders

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Treat Fireworks like you would any Ornamental Grass, shearing it down to the ground in late fall or early spring. This is a tough perennial grass that is easy to care for. Drought and disease don't bother it once it is established and salt air doesn't even phase it. If you live near the coast, Fireworks will grow without the need to coddle them. Prune these warm-season grasses in the early spring and give them some time while they get growing once temperatures are just right.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Widely Adaptable to Most Well-Drained Soil
  • Warm-Season Grass
  • Deer Resistant
  • Drought, Heat & Humidity Tolerant
  • Prune & Clean Mound in Early Spring

If you're looking for something other than the "same old, same old" in your garden this year, order a few Proven Winners® Graceful Grasses® Fireworks Pennisetum Grass from Nature Hills Nursery today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Graceful Grasses Fireworks Pennisetum Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-10
Growing Zones 9-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pennisetum setaceum 'Fireworks'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Widely Adaptable
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Variegated Purple, Pink & Red
Fall Color Red, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring